Over the past few decades, Etobicoke has seen rapid expansion and development to the point where it’s now one of the most desirable communities to live across Ontario. And, as is the case with many communities that have grown quickly, the demand for top-quality schools has increased at the same rate.
However, many families with school-aged children in Etobicoke are in luck — there’s already an abundance of fantastic private schools in the area with the capacity to welcome new pupils.
Here are some of the top private schools in Etobicoke…
Located at 279 Burnhamthorpe Road in the Islington City Centre West neighbourhood is Olivet School, which welcomes students from Kindergarten through to Grade 5.
This faith-based primary school in Etobicoke blends the traditional Ontario Curriculum with learnings from the Christian Bible. The Olivet School seeks to imbue values of honesty, kindness, gratitude, and integrity throughout its teachings.
With a student-to-teacher ratio of 12:1 and an average class size of 10 students, Olivet School has been able to cultivate learning environments where students feel they receive the attention they need to truly succeed.
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Kingsley Primary School
Not far from the Olivet School is Kingsley Primary School. Found at 3962 Bloor Street West, it’s in the same Islington City Centre West neighbourhood.
Students from Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 6 attending this not-for-profit, non-religious independent school are uniquely educated. While following the Ontario Provincial Curriculum, Kingsley Primary School has maximized the effectiveness of their programs by hiring specialty teachers for subjects including Music, French and Physical Education — all starting from the Junior Kindergarten age group.
Kingsley Primary School is able to keep its student-to-teacher ratio at an average of 12:1 while also having the speciality staff supplement teachers in their subjects of expertise.
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Closer to the water at 394 Royal York Road in the neighbourhood of Mimico is where Oak Learners is based. Students from pre-Kindergarten up through to Grade 6 are taught in an alternative learning atmosphere here, which is designed to help develop students’ individuality while promoting community values.
Inspired by the Reggio Emilia curriculum, which challenges students to learn about and engage with the world around them by placing them in self-directed, experiential learning environments that encourage natural curiosity.
While that may sound somewhat vague, the results are clear — Oak Learners and the Reggio Emilia curriculum earn high praise from students, families, and educators here in Canada.
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Kingsway College School
Located at 4600 Dundas Street West in The Kingsway — or, more specifically, the Chestnut Hills area — Kingsway College School welcomes students from pre-Kindergarten up to Grade 8.
At Kingsway College School, the program is structured around what they call the Four Doors to Learning, which includes academics, the arts, athletics, and citizenship.
By encouraging students to explore and engage with activities and lessons belonging to all of their Four Doors, Kingsway College School hopes to establish a richer, more fulfilling educational career for their students.
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Blyth Academy Etobicoke
While the international institution is nearly 50 years old, Blyth Academy only opened the doors to its first school in Canada in 2002. Since then, 10 schools across the country have been opened, including their newest Ontario-based campus in Etobicoke, located at 2489 Bloor Street West right along the South Kingsway.
Since opening in 2018, Blyth Academy Etobicoke has helped students from Grades 9 to 12 achieve secondary school education in modern and spacious environments designed to cultivate more personal learning sessions through smaller class sizes.
By focusing on pillars of education including collaboration, nurturing passions, and experiential learning while retaining an average class size of eight, secondary school students receive a truly unique private learning experience.
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